Information about Lewisham

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Lewisham Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Lewisham is 300,553 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Lewisham is 157,820, and the female population is 142,733. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 111,726, followed by African, with a total of 37,834. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (131,706), followed by No religion (110,379), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (57,783), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (39,762). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Lewisham area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (94,199), while 27,601 adults mentioned they are Employee: Part-time.


Regarding education, 120,814 adults have Level 3 education, while 23,426 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Lewisham area are

  • Professional occupations (41888)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (27269), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (20155)


The average age of people living in Lewisham is 37 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 25 to 34 (58434), Below 14 (54877), and Between 35 to 44 (51254). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Lewisham has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (56,049) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (41,143), and Small employers and own account workers (23,507). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Lewisham over the years

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Postcodes in Lewisham

The postcode district SE, BR are associated with the Lewisham, and there are total 15 postcode areas (listed below). The Lewisham has a total of 6029 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Lewisham




Catford South

Crofton Park




Forest Hill

Grove Park

Hither Green


Lee Green

Lewisham Central

New Cross Gate

Perry Vale

Rushey Green


Telegraph Hill